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Bovine TB plan clears Minnesota Senate panel

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ST. PAUL - A Minnesota Senate panel voted Wednesday for a plan to contain and eradicate bovine tuberculosis in part of northwestern Minnesota where the disease has infected both cattle and deer.

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The Finance Committee approved the bill from Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook.

Its main provision is a $3.5 million buyout and fencing program for herd owners in the outbreak area.

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